I don't see how, based on the status quo as it exists going into the last year, Clark believably becomes Superman without everyone in both Smallville and Metropolis saying "Hey, why is Clark wearing those funny tights? And whatever happened to the Blur?"
To be honest, I'm still not sure they've entirely sold me on that. But I'm also surprisingly okay with it. While Clark finally becoming the hero he was fated to be is perhaps the biggest open secret since we first met a ten-year old Anakin Skywalker and wondered what was up with his haircut, the final speed bumps he experiences along the way I leave to you to discover. It doesn't all come together as neatly as we might have liked it, but that was perhaps inevitable given the sheer impossiblelongevity they managed to sustain. In the end, for all its missteps (and there were a few),Smallville came to a conclusion that was both appropriate and necessary, leaving a ten-year legacy to be proud of, while also ensuring that the end was merely the beginning.
By Zaki Hasan - Huffington Post : www.twitter.com/zakiscorner